Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Universities Have Better Scholars Than Think Tanks?

The New America Foundation's (NAF) new President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter recently wrote an essay about why she returned to Washington.

In that essay, she says that universities, not think tanks, have the best thinkers and researchers.  Here is what she said:
...Washington think tanks have proliferated, adding endowed chairs and research centers that attract highly qualified experts and that often replicate the intellectual infrastructure that once only universities could provide.
Great American universities, however, still host the world’s best thinkers and researchers.
The debate continues.  Who has the best scholars, universities or think tanks?